Statistics related to sexual abuse in public schools is difficult to come by, however, it is thought by experts to be underreported. Recent reporting uncovered that more than 250 employees in the Chicago Public School District were required to additional background screenings after school district employees alleged to have committed sexual abuse on students were found to have criminal records (1). New York State Office of Children and Family Services, which is the agency responsible for investigating complaints of suspected abuse of children in New York State, currently does not investigate complaints of suspected abuse committed by teachers (2). Rather, complaints of abuse by teachers are referred to local law enforcement, whose investigation can be stunted if a parent or child is unwilling to press charges.
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If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, use the contact form on the Contact Us page, or email us at info@NYvictim.com. You can also contact us at (833) Victim 9 or (833) 842-8469. We will review sexual abuse claims from any time period. There is no fee for speaking to us and talking to us does not obligate you to retain us. All consultations are subject to attorney client privilege and will be confidential.
- https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/chicago-public-schools-sexual-abuse/gaddy; https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/for-parents/background-checks-bar-266-chicago-public-schools-employees-from-coming-back-to-work/
- New York State Office of Children and Family Services “Concerned Citizens Guide”, (2006); https://ocfs.ny.gov/ohrd/ccg/ConcernedCitizensGuide.pdf